What about on Ultra HD disc?
Kinda joking a bit there. While it is nice to see the Stooges as clear as possible, how much sharper and clearer can a film that was made 100 year ago be? (Note I know the first Stooge short was made in 1934 and is not 100 years old yet.) And I might be the only one, but i thought the DVD format set has a great picture. Maybe because I have old eyeballs. Just watching these shorts on DVD you can now see all the strings and such that where used to create the special effects. As well as all the fake Shemps you can shake a stick at. But it is what it is. And I very much enjoy watching them over and over to this day.
Please do not think I am complaining, or trying to pick a fight, just thinking out loud here.
Up to about 2 years ago, I would have wholeheartedly agreed with you regarding just how much better can an old Black & White picture be? However, viewing the 50th Anniversary Blu-ray of A HARD DAY'S NIGHT (1964) was a revelation for me, even though our TV only displays 720p!
That said, The Three Stooges shorts issued by Sony do look great, indeed about as good as can be expected on the DVD format. In fact, from what I've seen, only the 3D shorts really suffer for not being on Blu-ray--Perhaps Sony could issue these with a few other shorts on Blu-ray (UHD is too new, and too niche for any chance of success, at least at the present!) as a test release? My understanding is most, if not all 190 shorts were scanned in 1080p HD around the mid '00s, so no restoration should be needed!